Ministry of Wildlife and Forest Resources Conservation
Wild Life Stories
Trials and Tribulations in the Wild
The officers in the Department of Wildlife and Forest Conservation engage in their duties with absolute dedication. From ferocious predators on the hunt for prey, to herbivores on the run from predators, Sri Lanka’s forests offer an extravagant theatre to observe the fascinating behavior of its diverse wildlife.
Unfortunately, the forests’ grandiosity attracts the attention of poachers and trophy hunters. This inevitably leads to hostile interactions between the officials of the Departments of Wildlife and Forest Conservation and the poachers are not uncommon.
This article offers the reader a glimpse into the harrowing experiences of these officials and serves as a testament to their courage and fortitude in the presence of danger to raise public awareness to the perils involved when these dedicated public servants carry out their duty.